Long-wattled Umbrellabird

About the Long-wattled Umbrellabird

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird is a unique species of bird found in parts of South America. They live in coastal parts of Colombia and Ecuador, in tropical forest habitat.

The Long-wattled Umbrellabird is one of three species of Umbrellabird. All of the birds in this genus are found in South America. They are all named for the conspicuous curved umbrella-like crest on the head. The Long-wattled Umbrellabird is also named for the large inflatable wattle that hangs from the chest of male birds. During courtship, the wattle may be inflated as part of displays that are performed by multiple birds on leks.

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Details & Statistics

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Hatched on 19 June 2015
Scientific Name
Cephalopterus penduliger
  • Passeriformes
  • Cotingidae
  • Cephalopterus
  • C. penduliger
Conservation Status
Vulnerable (as of 18 April 2020)
  • Least Concern (LC)
  • Near Threatened (NT)
  • Vulnerable (VU)
  • Endangered (EN)
  • Critically Endangered (CR)
  • Extinct in the Wild (EW)
  • Extinct (EX)
Source: IUCN Red List
Units: Imperial / Metric
14 to 16 inches
12 ounces


The Long-wattled Umbrellabird has a conservation status of Vulnerable to extinction as of June 2015. The species faces threats from habitat loss, particularly deforestation in South America. The species also has a relatively small native range. The population trend is decreasing.

International Names

Chinese (汉语) 长耳垂伞鸟
Czech (Cesky) vranucha dlouholaločnatá
Danish (Dansk) Hjelmparasolfugl
Dutch (Nederlands) Ecuadoraanse Parasolvogel
Finnish (Suomi) käpyröyhelökotinga
French (Français) Coracine casquée
German (Deutsch) Langlappen-Schirmvogel
Italian (Italiano) Uccello parasole caruncolato
Japanese (日本語) ナガエカサドリ [nagaekasadori]
Norwegian (Norsk) Andesparasollfugl
Polish (Polski) strojnoczub dlugobrody
Portuguese (Português) Anambé-papudo
Russian (русский язык) Эквадорская зонтичная птица
Spanish (Español) Paragüero Corbatudo
Swedish (Svenska) Pendelparasollfågel
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